Division of Health SciencesThe Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory

Health Sciences Campus

Welcome to The Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research

Mission Statement

The Wooten Laboratory strives to support multidisciplinary basic and translational research to impact our understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. The Wooten Laboratory provides seed grants to support Brody School of Medicine faculty members for projects with new ideas in neurodegenerative disease research. The Wooten Laboratory provides a discussion forum, in the form of focus group meeting, to encourage research collaboration among faculties across different disciplines. The Wooten Laboratory participates in the community awareness of neurodegenerative diseases.

Affiliation with the Wooten Laboratory

Any Brody School of Medicine faculty member may submit qualification materials to be considered for affiliation with the Wooten Laboratory. Affiliation will be for a two-year term. Affiliation is renewable for as many subsequent two-year terms based on the interest and productivity of the faculty member. Investigators who affiliate with the Wooten Lab will include that designation in published work as an added part of the academic attribution. For affiliated members, evaluations and recommendations will be provided on request to the appropriate academic unit(s) for promotion/tenure decisions. See the call for affiliation for details: Invitation for Affiliation .

Support of Research from the Wooten Laboratory

Affiliated members of the Wooten Lab will be eligible to apply for funding from the Wooten Fund. These awards will be made on a competitive basis, following the submission and evaluation of a grant application, with the final determination made by the approval of the Wooten Laboratory Research Advisory Board.

Monthly Meetings

The Wooten Laboratory holds monthly group meetings on the second Monday of each month in the Physiology Department located in Brody Building, room 6N-102.

The Wooten Laboratory Monthly Focus Group Meeting

The Wooten Laboratory initiated a rotating chair at the monthly meetings:

  • The March Meeting Rotating Chair: Dr. Jamie DeWitt
  • The April Meeting Rotating Chair: Dr. Alex Murashov
  • The May Meeting Rotating Chair: Dr. Hu Huang
  • The June Meeting Rotating Chair: Dr. Tuan Tran
  • The October Meeting Rotating Chair: Dr. Kori Brewer and Dr. Stefan Clemens